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Agency News

Betsy Reavley from Bloodhound Books and Bombshell Books (imprint) has signed Sharon Thompson for her debut novel The Abandoned and Nicola Cassidy for her debut December Girl respectively.

Ian Hughes has signed with Zero Books for his nonfiction, Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy.  It comes with an endorsement from Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland. Publication is set for September 2018.

Ciara Doorley of Hachette Ireland has acquired Maria Duffy’s 7th novel, which is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2018.  German publisher, Weltbild, has acquired German translation rights for 2 of Maria’s novels.  And Skyhorse Publishing in the USA has acquired US rights for 2 of Maria’s books.

Mercer Press, Ireland’s oldest publishing house has picked up Louise Hall’s debut, Pilgrim.  Publication is set for September2018.

Tom Phelan’s memoir about growing up on his father’s farm in Ireland has been acquired by Jeremie Ruby Strauss of Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster).  Publication is set for early 2019.

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Trace Literary Agency was founded in 2006 by Tracy Brennan.

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The agency began by introducing Irish authors to the US market.  Over the past ten years the agency has earned a reputation for finding and launching new writers from Ireland, the UK and the US, placing them with Harper Collins, Hachette, Skyhorse, Poolbeg, Parthian, Simon and Schuster, Mercier Press, Aria, Bloodhound, Zero Books and Endeavor Press.
We represent leading writers and experts in many fields covering a wide range of genres – literary fiction, historical fiction, crime fiction, psychological thrillers, and serious non-fiction of all types.
We are committed to negotiate the best deals for our authors,  dedicated in helping them through all stages of publishing on their journey to become bestsellers.
 The agency does not charge a reading fee, and operates on the standard commission of 15 percent domestic.
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